Panama Canal Cruise with NCL Norwegian Bliss

Panama Canal, Panama

Panama Canal Cruise Full Transit with NCL

Relax on a luxurious 16-night cruise aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Bliss featuring a complete transit through the world’s greatest shortcut. After a day touring Hollywood, embark on a cruise along Central America, through the Panama Canal, and into the Caribbean Sea with seven ports of call in Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Colombia, and Aruba. There is plenty of opportunity to acquaint yourself with the local culture and natural wonders on optional excursions in this tropical region. Pick your favorite from one of two stateroom options, and all meals aboard ship are included with Freestyle Dining.

Tour Highlights
  • All airfare
  • All cruise port charges, government fees, taxes & fuel surcharges (minimum value of $412 per person)
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director
  • Baggage handling at hotels and aboard ship
  • Hotel and cruise ship transfers
  • $100 travel voucher for a future Holiday Vacations Tour
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Day 1 : Fly to Los Angeles

An included flight brings us to the West Coast where we begin our adventure.

We stay overnight in the Los Angeles area.

Day 2 : Hollywood

Begin the day with a delicious breakfast at our hotel.

Before we board our cruise ship we will be joined by a local guide for a tour of Hollywood. See Grauman's Chinese Theatre and the Walk of Fame while learning this fascinating city's history.

Later we board our home for the next several nights: Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Bliss. All meals are included aboard ship. Enjoy a wide variety of culinary delights from an expansive buffet to a leisurely four-course meal. Your Tour Director will host nightly dinners in the main dining room for those wishing to join.

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Day 3 : At Sea

Enjoy the facilities and amenities of the Norwegian Bliss on our first full day at sea. Relax on deck, take in musical performances, enjoy live entertainment, or try your luck in the casino! This afternoon we gather for a private Holiday Vacations social hour.

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Day 4 : Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Today we visit our first port of call anchoring off the coast of Cabo San Lucas and taking tenders into the heart of town. Located at the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, Cabo's signature landmark is El Arco, a unique rock formation at the tip of Land's End. You may also visit Medano Beach, Cabo's most popular beach and swimming area.

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Day 5 : Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Today's port of call is beautiful Puerto Vallarta. Take time to stroll the Malecón, a paved beachside boardwalk marked by a variety of sculptures lining the path.

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Day 6 : At Sea

Today is spent at sea, giving us a chance to explore the variety of shipboard activities available as we cruise. Visit one of the signature lounges to sip a cocktail, stroll the promenade, or race fellow passengers on the largest race track at sea.

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Day 7 : At Sea

Enjoy another day at sea to experience the fine amenities offered aboard the Norwegian Bliss. With Freestyle Dining, there are several dining options available to sample. Relax on deck with your favorite book, slip into a hot tub, or check out the onboard nightlife.

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Day 8 : Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

We have the day for our own adventures in the port city of Puerto Quetzal. Optional excursions include traveling through the Guatemalan countryside to nearby macadamia nut farms, coffee plantations, or the old capital of Antigua.

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Day 9 : At Sea

Ease into the day at your own pace. Enjoy the comforts of our floating resort as we sail towards the canal. Relax in the spa or take advantage of the ship's many recreation or entertainment options.

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Day 10 : Puntarenas, Costa Rica

On an optional shore excursion, ride a boat through the mangrove thickets or take a train, bus, or boat adventure. For those in search of leisure activities, shop for crafts from local artists or indulge in the delicious flavor of Costa Rican coffee.

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Day 11 : At Sea

Explore the Norwegian Bliss' amenities including mini golf, hot tubs, spa, and when you are feeling hungry, pick from any of the ship's multiple dining venues. In the evening, take in a musical revue or comedy performance.

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Day 12 : The Panama Canal

Awake today to the Panama Canal, one of history’s greatest feats of engineering. Over the course of the day we travel through three sets of locks and the continental divide. Rising and lowering about 85 feet throughout the canal, we cruise through Gaillard Cut channel and across Gatun Lake on our way to the Atlantic Ocean.

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Day 13 : Cartagena, Colombia

Famous for its coffee and emeralds, we stop in Colombia today to explore the beautiful and historic city of Cartagena. Optional shore excursions include Las Bovedas, the city's former dungeon that is now an artisan center, the Church of San Pedro Claver, built in 1603 and dedicated to Colombia's patron saint, or Old Town, with its fortress walls, quaint, narrow streets, and balconied houses that serve as vivid reminders of its colonial era.

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Day 14 : Santa Marta, Colombia

Colombia’s first permanent Spanish settlement is ours to explore today. During our day at port we may explore its town center or find our own adventure on an optional excursion.

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Day 15 : Oranjestad, Aruba

Our port of call is the capital of Aruba. Feel the Dutch colonial spirit at its bustling portside shopping district. Intriguing optional excursions await us including a coral reef submarine trip.

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Day 16 : At Sea

Relax on a full day cruising the Caribbean Sea.

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Day 17 : At Sea

Enjoy the facilities and amenities of our ship on our last full day at sea. We gather this afternoon for a private social hour.

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Day 18 : Florida Everglades

After breakfast we say goodbye to our floating home.

We travel to Everglades National Park where an educational tour with Shark Valley Tram Tours gives us the opportunity to get an up-close look at the unique ecosystem and wildlife of the area.

Later we check-in to our accommodations in Fort Lauderdale.

Tonight we celebrate our cruise vacation with a Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner surrounded by new friends.

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Day 19 : Fly Home

This morning we board our flights home with wonderful memories of our cruise vacation.

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes

  • All airfare
  • All cruise port charges, government fees, taxes & fuel surcharges (minimum value of $412 per person)
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director
  • Baggage handling at hotels and aboard ship
  • Hotel and cruise ship transfers
  • $100 travel voucher for a future Holiday Vacations Tour

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 1 night in Los Angeles
  • 1 night in Fort Lauderdale

Attractions & Highlights

  • Hollywood tour
  • Full transit of the Panama Canal
  • Everglades National Park Shark Valley tram tour

49 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner in Fort Lauderdale

Exclusive Cruise Ship Benefits

  • 16 nights aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Bliss
  • All meals included aboard ship with Freestyle Dining
  • Ports of Call:
  • Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (Tender port)
  • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
  • Puntarenas, Costa Rica
  • Cartagena, Colombia
  • Santa Marta, Colombia
  • Oranjestad, Aruba

Tour Dates & Pricing

November 5th, 2020 - November 23rd, 2020

Category - Occupancy

Price (Per Person)

Double Balcony

$6599

Double Inside

$5499

Single Balcony

$9599

Single Inside

$7499

Final Payment Date: 06/28/2020

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